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Old 02-05-2005, 01:03 PM   #46
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I have a hudy because im a brand whore and it came at a nice price.
Thats all it comes down to, brand snobbery, people like the big brands. I got mine as it was 150 with a 4 cell pack, diamond bit installed and a spare bit.
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Old 02-05-2005, 01:13 PM   #47
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Originally posted by Jack Smash

The bit for that lathe is designed to cut from right to left in that lathe. You should cut from the top of the comm down toward the windings and stop when you get there. You're doing good by not cutting in both directions. It would wear out your bit qucikly (possibly chip it if its diamond) and when you change directions the slop in the carriage alters the bit alignment and depth of cut and could produce inferior results.

I cut about 5 cuts with my carbide before it needs 2 swipes with my diamond file to be sharp again. I have never replaced a bit, just resharpened.
Yea your're right I was cutting backwards. I get a mirror like cut when the bit is going the right direction.
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Old 02-05-2005, 02:52 PM   #48
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The Twister lathes are still the best. Look around at what the oldtimers use. Chances are they have seen all the others and chose the best. Case in point look at dosecks lathe. He wont let people breathe on it for fear of whatever but he chose a Twister for a reason. Also there is a reason that people with Twister's wont sell them. I highly doubt that its brand loyalty as Twister have been out of business ofr years.

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Old 02-06-2005, 12:07 AM   #49
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I use a Cobra lathe with a diamond bit and it works very well. It gives a great finish every time and the tolerances it cuts at are awesome. All lathes on the market right now are very close in quality. Just because something costs more doesnt mean its better.
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